With her mother suffering from cancer, Christella E. wanted to do something to bring the whole family together. What she didn’t know was her attending a presentation would turn into a timeshare nightmare that would bring constant financial stress to her life.
Below is a written account of the timeshare disaster that Christella E. experienced. We hope her reflection will expose some of the tactics that the timeshare industry often uses on good, unsuspecting people. Names of people have been changed and/or redacted for privacy reasons.
“I am a single female who retired after teaching 30 years in the area of special education. At the time, my mother had ovarian cancer and was in her fourth year with it. Even though we were hoping beyond hope that she would get better, the chances were becoming less and less. She was in the fourth year of a five-year prognosis. I wanted to do something so that all of the family could get together and enjoy one another’s company. That’s when I went to the presentation to hear about a resort.
My younger sister went with me for support. We were actually in town to watch the Georgia Bulldogs football team play their New Year's Day game. We had no plans to do anything because it was supposed to be just a 90-minute presentation. They kept talking to us, though, and kept making it seem so enticing and so worth the money. I actually went back to talk to my mom. She gave me the initial down payment and I promised to pay for everything else, which I did. It was a way of trying to keep the family together, and give them a place to vacation. I do think my mom’s sickness was used somewhat against me to play on my emotions. Several people came out to talk to us and tell us what a great deal it was and to not pass it up. There was definitely a lot of pressure to buy into it.”
Since that day, Christella has only had issues with her timeshare. Looking back on her experience the retired teacher decided to list a few of her biggest problems since purchasing her timeshare:
– ”I haven’t been able to use the timeshare as much as I thought I would.”
– “I can’t make a request as to what building I’d like to be in, no matter how early I call.”
– “Talking to multiple people during a meeting which made the process really confusing.”
– “The maintenance fees are getting really high. I’m paying over $2000 a year now.”
It’s truly a hardship for Christella to have the stress of her timeshare constantly on her mind. While she likes to usually put away money for emergencies only, she is unable to now with all of her pending timeshare payments.
“I’m not paying for something I am not able to use. Every year is now spent wondering how I’m going to pay the maintenance fees.”
Have you or someone else you know been through a situation that mirrors what Christella has had to go through? Wesley Financial Group, LLC is here to help. Give us a call today to see if you qualify for our timeshare termination services.
*Wesley Financial Group, LLC (“WFG”) develops individualized programs for each client, terminates over 98% of their client’s timeshare relationships, and in certain circumstances, obtains a refund of some or all of the timeshare purchase price. Actual results depend on each client’s distinct case and no specific outcome is guaranteed (although WFG does offer a 100% money back guarantee if the timeshare is not terminated within the time specified in the WFG Enrollment Agreement).